Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Chapter 8, Shadow Warriors Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Shadow Warriors Summary

Rashid explains that Chupwalas rarely speak, because of the Cultmaster's decrees. The Warrior, Mudra, is "speaking" Abhinaya, a Gesture Language. The Shadow joins in. Rashid tells Kitab and Bolo that Mudra is a friend, disgusted with the cruel cult of Bezaban, and has broken with Khattam-Shud, to whom he is second in authority. Chupwalas fear Khattam-Shud's sorcery, but if he were defeated, most would follow Mudra, who wants peace. The Shadow explains that because Chupwalas live in the dark, their shadows are independent, able to change. Sometimes a Shadow's personality is stronger than the Person and leads. They can quarrel but are partners. Khattam-Shud has, through black magic, become more shadow than Person, and they have in fact split and gone their separate ways. This means beating Khattam-Sud twice.

Kitab respectfully asks for Mudra's help, and the Shadow Warrior agrees, but asks which...

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